What is a Consolidated Plan?
A Consolidated Plan is the first step in applying for and receiving federal money for housing and community development programs. The City of Greensboro must submit a consolidated plan every five years to illustrate to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) not only the housing and community development needs in the Greensboro area, but also a coordinated plan to meet those needs. As the lead agency responsible for developing the city’s consolidated plan, the Neighborhood Development Department submits this consolidated plan as an application for funding for the following federal programs:
- Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA)
The consolidated plan establishes a unified, coordinated vision for community development actions for the upcoming five years. Key elements of this consolidated plan are its emphasis on resident participation and the collaborative nature of the process. Greensboro uses the input from residents and its community development partners to determine its housing and community development needs, to develop strategies for addressing those needs, and to undertake specific actions consistent with those strategies.
City of Greensboro and Guilford County
2015-19 Consolidated Plan and 2015-16 Annual Action Plan
The Greensboro ConPlan was developed through an extensive process that included detailed analysis of trends and data, a review of adopted City plans and policies, ongoing stakeholder consultation, broad public engagement efforts, and review of Greensboro City Council strategic priorities. This process was completed with a presentation and public hearing before council in May, at which time members voted unanimously to:
- Adopt the 2015-19 Consolidated Plan and 2015-16 Annual Action Plan, effective July 1, 2015, pending acceptance by HUD
- Approve the accompanying applications for FY 2015-16 funding through the federal CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG programs
- Authorize City staff to submit the plans and accompanying funding applications to HUD.
For more information, contact Caitlin Bowers at 336-433-7266.